India tops list when it comes to search for phones, tablets: Google Trends
The basic mobile phone has taken a back seat, thanks to the numerous smartphones and tablets flooding the market and predictably, consumers’ interest in finding the best smartphone or tablet has also increased.
According to the latest findings by Google Trends, the public web facility of Google Inc., India is the number one when it comes to searching for smartphones and tablets and Karnataka showed highsearch density for both search terms: tablets and smartphones.
Significantly, Bangaloreans spend the most amount of time online searching for the best mobile phone.
A press release added that “intuitive” touchscreens, the visually appealing design and interface lure the youth, making them feel more engaged with their gadgets.
The numerous apps and widgets give users access to everything they need — from multiple email accounts to high-definition videos, ebooks and most importantly the portability, making them spend more time with the gadgets.
IT professional Nicholas D’Silva, who recently bought a smartphone, agrees. “The ability to stay connected through social networks and emails, get real-time navigation and play Angry Birds for an instant mood lift, all on the move, make tablets and smartphones an understandable alternative to laptops and PCs,” he said.